Randy Smith, a West Virginia State Senator representing Tucker County, took to social media to tell an ironic story Friday about an electric car running out of battery at the entrance to a coal mine,

“Today at our mine off Corridor H an electric car from DC ran out of battery at the road entrance to the mine,” Smith wrote.


According to Breitbart, the group that came to the rescue was five coal miners. Smith commended the coal miners’ kindness, saying.

“This just shows you coal miners are good people and will go out of their way to help anyone, friend or foe,” he continued, “I’m honestly glad they ended up where they could get some help because they couldn’t get a tow truck to come and this is out in the middle of nowhere.”

The coal workers had to act fast not to impede traffic, Smith noted, saying that the vehicle was stranded in the middle of the road. Apparently, the vehicle could not be moved by a tow truck since the bottom of the car was all plastic with nothing to hook onto, so the coal miners worked with the driver to push the vehicle up the road to the mine where they could help by recharging the traveler’s electric car.
Amusingly, Smith mentioned that the D.C. driver was given a license plate that read “Friend of Coal” to take home with him as a parting gift from one of his rescuers.


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